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Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:04pm

With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.

First 'smash room' in Utah lets customers smash away stress

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 21st - 2:01pm

It’s a unique way to relieve stress, and you could say it’s all the “rage” across the country. Now, there’s a new “rage room” in Utah County that’s all in the name of fun and therapy.

'Halloween' scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:14pm

Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare.

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

Christopher Torchia and Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:31pm

In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom — in particular its crown prince — should face severe consequences for the death of the writer in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Houston company recalls salad with chicken products

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:30pm

A Houston company has recalled nearly 1,800 pounds (817 kilograms) of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products because a corn ingredient may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria.

Ryanair under fire over racist incident on flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:04pm

Ryanair has faced criticism after a video posted online apparently showed the airline's crew failing to take action to remove a passenger who launched a racist tirade against a fellow traveler.

Utah State Hospital cuts treatment wait times to 23 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:32am

Utah State Hospital is making progress in its effort to cut down the wait times for people to undergo mental health treatment before they can stand trial, officials told lawmakers this week.

Siemens, GE vie for Iraq electricity contracts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:32am

Multinational giants Siemens and General Electric say they have signed memorandums of understanding with Iraq to rebuild the country's electricity infrastructure.

Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

Grant Schulte and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:29am

For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans.

Nearly 36 miles of pipeline replaced after gas explosions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 8:29am

The utility company involved in last month's explosions and fires in Massachusetts says it has replaced nearly 36 miles of main pipeline in the area.

AP Analysis: Saudi prince likely to survive worst crisis yet

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 8:23am

The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul is unlikely to halt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power, but could cause irreparable harm to relations with Western governments and businesses, potentially endangering his ambitious reform plans.

One of Taiwan's fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:31am

One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.

Cybersecurity 'Paul Revere' touts adversarial model

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:03am

Chris Wysopal and his Boston hacker collective pals from the L0pht sounded the alarm on the sad state of software vulnerability in a now-legendary 1998 appearance before Congress. Then-Sen. Joe Lieberman hailed the group as "modern-day Paul Reveres."

Brexit minister urges UK Conservatives to unite behind May

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 6:49am

Britain's Brexit Secretary has urged rebellious Conservative lawmakers to stop attacking Prime Minister Theresa May and "play for the team."

The Latest: Death toll in Taiwan derailment stands at 18

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 6:41am

The Latest on a train derailment in Taiwan (all times local):

Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 6:23am

The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn't greater clarity over the country's exit from the European Union, a leading business group warned Sunday.

Man dies after blowing up train ticket machine in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 6:18am

German police say a 19-year-old man has died after blowing up a ticket machine at a railway station in the eastern city of Halle.

Ferry collides with yachts, runs aground near Isle of Wight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 4:52am

A ferry collided with several yachts and ran aground while trying to berth at a harbor on the Isle of Wight off southern England on Sunday, officials and the ferry company said.

Eastern China coal mine accident kills 2, leaves 18 trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 11:15pm

Two people died and 18 were trapped in a coal mine in eastern China on Sunday after a rock burst destroyed part of a mining tunnel, state broadcaster China Central Television reported.

Largest ship ever built for British Navy visits New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:23pm

The largest ship ever built for Great Britain's Royal Navy is visiting New York for a week.